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“Who is Jim Crow?” Film Series
January 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
JIM CROW FILM SERIES OFFERED AT THE NEWBURGH FREE LIBRARY
The “Who is Jim Crow?” Film Series begins Sat., Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St. with a showing of the film “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”. In the movie, Michelle Alexander talks about her book “The New Jim Crow” that sparked a nationwide movement to end mass incarceration and the racial caste system it created. The snow date is expected to be Sat., Jan. 25.
A discussion following the film will be led by Odell Winfield, founder of ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network) and Rev. Steve Ruelke (Ecclesia Ministries of Newburgh). The program is free and light refreshments will be served.
Sponsors of the film series include the Greater Newburgh Ministerial Association,
ENJAN, Ecclesia Ministries of Newburgh and the Newburgh Free Library. The film series is part of the Library’s celebration of Black History Month.
Upcoming films in the series include: The House I Live In; Slavery By Another Name; Herman’s House; The Mighty Times: The Children’s March; and Broken on All Sides. Dates will be announced. The films present several relevant and inspiring works on how Jim Crow, past and present, affected people of color and the entire U.S.